The Second Girl

The Second Girl
Author: David Swinson
Publsiher: Mulholland Books
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN 10: 0316264180
ISBN 13: 9780316264181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Second Girl Book Review:

He's a good detective...with a bad habit. One of the best crime novels of 2016! - The New York Times Book Review, Booklist Frank Marr knows crime in Washington, DC. A decorated former police detective, he retired early and now ekes a living as a private eye for a defense attorney. Frank Marr may be the best investigator the city has ever known, but the city doesn't know his dirty secret. A long-functioning drug addict, Frank has devoted his considerable skills to hiding his usage from others. But after accidentally discovering a kidnapped teenage girl in the home of an Adams Morgan drug gang, Frank becomes a hero and is thrust into the spotlight. He reluctantly agrees to investigate the disappearance of another girl--possibly connected to the first--and the heightened scrutiny may bring his own secrets to light, too. Frank is as slippery and charming an antihero as you've ever met, but he's also achingly vulnerable. The result is a mystery of startling intensity, a tightly coiled thriller where every scene may turn disastrous. THE SECOND GIRL is the crime novel of the season, and the start of a refreshing new series from an author who knows the criminal underworld inside and out. Don't miss Frank Marr's next case, CRIME SONG, out now!

The Second Girl Detective Megapack

The Second Girl Detective Megapack
Author: Julia K. Duncan,Roy J. Snell
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 2945
Release: 2014-05-22
ISBN 10: 1479402915
ISBN 13: 9781479402915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Second Girl Detective Megapack Book Review:

The Second Girl Detective Megapack collects 23 more novels with girl protagonists, sleuthing for fun and justice. Here are series from Julia K. Duncan, Roy J. Snell, Dorothy Wayne, Helen Randolph, and more -- nearly 3,000 pages of great girl-powered adventure! DORIS FORCE AT LOCKED GATES, by Julia K. Duncan DORIS FORCE AT CLOUDY COVE, by Julia K. Duncan DORIS FORCE AT RAVEN ROCK, by Julia K. Duncan FINDING THE LOST TREASURE, by Helen M. Persons THE MYSTERY OF ARNOLD HALL, by Helen M. Persons THE MYSTERY OF CARLITOS, by Helen Randolph THE SECRET OF CASA GRANDE, by Helen Randolph CROSSED TRAILS IN MEXICO, by Helen Randolph GREEN EYES , by Roy G. Snell THE PHANTOM VIOLIN, by Roy J. Snell THE CRYSTAL BALL, by Roy J. Snell DOROTHY DIXON AND THE DOUBLE COUSIN, by Dorothy Wayne DOROTHY DIXON WINS HER WINGS, by Dorothy Wayne DOROTHY DIXON AND THE MYSTERY PLANE, by Dorothy Wayne BETTY GORDON AT BRAMBLE FARM, by Alice B. Emerson BETTY GORDON IN WASHINGTON, by Alice B. Emerson and Josephine Lawrence BETTY GORDON IN THE LAND OF OIL, by Alice B. Emerson BETTY GORDON AT BOARDING SCHOOL, by Alice B. Emerson and Josephine Lawrence BETTY GORDON AT MOUNTAIN CAMP, by Alice B. Emerson THE ADVENTURE GIRLS AT THE K BAR O, by Clair Blank THE ADVENTURE GIRLS IN THE AIR, by Claire Banks THE ADVENTURE GIRLS AT HAPPINESS HOUSE, by Clair Blank THE SECRET OF STEEPLE ROCKS, by Harriet Pyne Grove If you enjoy this book, search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see the more than 100 other entries in the series, covering mysteries, westerns, classics, science fiction, adventure stories, and much, much more!

The Second Girl in Grey

The Second Girl in Grey
Author: Robert Richardson
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2009-07-18
ISBN 10: 1409271420
ISBN 13: 9781409271420
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Second Girl in Grey Book Review:

Alexandra Thorpe was orphaned when her parents were killed crossing a busy main road in a North Midlands town.Taken into the home of so called friends, she was used as an unpaid skivvy, forcing the lonely young girl to turn to shoplifting as a means of providing herself with the basic necessities of life.Eventually, convicted of habitual shoplifting she is fostered out to a farming family in a remote area of the Lake District in Cumbria.Alex grows to love the country life amid the picturesque mountains and Lakeland Fells where she becomes lost on the peaks in a fog; is involved in a tragic mountain rescue operation; and falls deeply in love.An exciting Fell Race at the beautiful Grasmere Village Sports Festival adds spice to a story with many unexpected and heartbreaking twists.

The Girl with the Louding Voice

The Girl with the Louding Voice
Author: Abi Daré
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-02-04
ISBN 10: 1524746088
ISBN 13: 9781524746087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl with the Louding Voice Book Review:

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A READ WITH JENNA TODAY SHOW BOOK CLUB PICK! “Brave, fresh . . . unforgettable.”—The New York Times Book Review “A celebration of girls who dare to dream.”—Imbolo Mbue, author of Behold the Dreamers (Oprah’s Book Club pick) Shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and recommended by The New York Times, Marie Claire, Vogue, Essence, PopSugar, Daily Mail, Electric Literature, Red, Stylist, Daily Kos, Library Journal, The Everygirl, and Read It Forward! The unforgettable, inspiring story of a teenage girl growing up in a rural Nigerian village who longs to get an education so that she can find her “louding voice” and speak up for herself, The Girl with the Louding Voice is a simultaneously heartbreaking and triumphant tale about the power of fighting for your dreams. Despite the seemingly insurmountable obstacles in her path, Adunni never loses sight of her goal of escaping the life of poverty she was born into so that she can build the future she chooses for herself – and help other girls like her do the same. Her spirited determination to find joy and hope in even the most difficult circumstances imaginable will “break your heart and then put it back together again” (Jenna Bush Hager on The Today Show) even as Adunni shows us how one courageous young girl can inspire us all to reach for our dreams…and maybe even change the world.

Because I am a Girl

Because I am a Girl
Author: Rosemary McCarney
Publsiher: Second Story Press
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2014-10-11
ISBN 10: 1927583454
ISBN 13: 9781927583456
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Because I am a Girl Book Review:

Rosemary McCarney, President and CEO of Plan International Canada, has followed up the her popular picture book Every Day is Malala Day with a book for middle grade readers, also inspired by her international development work. Working with Plan, Rosemary helped craft its Because I am a Girl global initiative to end gender inequality, promote girls' rights, and lift millions of girls out of poverty, and helped lead the charge for the United Nations to declare October 11th the "International Day of the Girl" - a day each year to recognize and advocate for girls' rights globally. This book illustrates the Because I am a Girl call to change by telling the stories of individual girls throughout the world. They tell us: "Because I am a girl, I eat if there is food left over when everyone is done" and "I am the poorest of the poor." The later stories are about hope, with chapters like "Because I am a girl, I will share what I know" and " I am the heart of my community" and "I can change the world." Illustrated with Plan's amazing photographs and including "Did You Know" fact sections.

A Good Girl s Guide to Murder

A Good Girl s Guide to Murder
Author: Holly Jackson
Publsiher: Delacorte Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-02-04
ISBN 10: 1984896385
ISBN 13: 9781984896384
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Good Girl s Guide to Murder Book Review:

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT! An addictive must-read mystery with shades of Serial and Making a Murderer about an investigation turned obsession, full of twists and turns and with an ending you'll never expect. Everyone in Fairview knows the story. Pretty and popular high school senior Andie Bell was murdered by her boyfriend, Sal Singh, who then killed himself. It was all anyone could talk about. And five years later, Pip sees how the tragedy still haunts her town. But she can't shake the feeling that there was more to what happened that day. She knew Sal when she was a child, and he was always so kind to her. How could he possibly have been a killer? Now a senior herself, Pip decides to reexamine the closed case for her final project, at first just to cast doubt on the original investigation. But soon she discovers a trail of dark secrets that might actually prove Sal innocent . . . and the line between past and present begins to blur. Someone in Fairview doesn't want Pip digging around for answers, and now her own life might be in danger. And don't miss the sequel, Good Girl, Bad Blood! "The perfect nail-biting mystery." --Natasha Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Second Daughter

Second Daughter
Author: Mildred Pitts Walter
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2016-01-19
ISBN 10: 1504027884
ISBN 13: 9781504027885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Second Daughter Book Review:

Set during the American Revolution and based on a true story, Elizabeth Freeman, a young slave, sues for her freedom—and wins Sheffield, Massachusetts. Six-year-old Aissa and her older sister, Elizabeth, work as slaves in the home of their owners—Master and Mistress Anna. Raised by Elizabeth after their mother died, and chafing under the yoke of bondage, Aissa is a natural-born rebel. Elizabeth, nicknamed Bett by her owners, is more accepting of her fate in spite of growing anti-slavery sentiment. She marries Josiah Freeman, a freed black man, and they have a child. Then on July 4, 1776, America achieves her dream of independence from England, and in 1780, Massachusetts drafts its own constitution, establishing a bill of rights. When Mistress Anna, angered by Aissa’s defiance, threatens her with a hot coal shovel, Bett takes the blow instead, and is severely burned. She walks out of the house, vowing never to come back—and takes her owners to court. Second Daughter is both riveting historical fiction and rousing courtroom drama about slavery, justice, courage, and the unconquerable love between two sisters.

The Second Girl

The Second Girl
Author: David Swinson
Publsiher: Mulholland Books
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9781473618169
ISBN 13: 1473618169
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Second Girl Book Review:

Frank Marr knows crime in Washington, DC. A decorated former police detective, he retired early and now ekes a living as a private eye for a defense attorney. Frank Marr may be the best investigator the city has ever known, but the city doesn't know his dirty secret. A long-functioning drug addict, Frank has devoted his considerable skills to hiding his usage from others. But after accidentally discovering a kidnapped teenage girl in the home of an Adams Morgan drug gang, Frank becomes a hero and is thrust into the spotlight. He reluctantly agrees to investigate the disappearance of another girl--possibly connected to the first--and the heightened scrutiny may bring his own secrets to light, too.

Trigger

Trigger
Author: David Swinson
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-02-12
ISBN 10: 0316264245
ISBN 13: 9780316264242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trigger Book Review:

Forced to retire from the D. C. police, newly minted P.I. Frank Marr is recovering from rock bottom when a friend asks for help -- and now, he must revisit the dark, drug-fueled world he left behind. Ostracized by his family after a botched case that led to the death of his baby cousin, Jeffrey, Frank was on a collision course with catastrophe. Now clean and clinging hard to sobriety, he's barely eking out a living as a private investigator for a defense attorney -- who also happens to be his ex-girlfriend. Frank passes the time -- and tests himself -- by robbing the houses of local dealers, taking their cash and flushing their drugs down the toilet. But when an old friend from his police days needs Frank's help to prove he didn't shoot an unarmed civilian, Frank is drawn back into the world of dirty cops and suspicious drug busts, running in the same circles that enabled his addiction those years ago. Never one to play by the rules, Frank recruits a young man he nearly executed years before. Together -- a good man trying not to go bad and a bad man trying to do good -- detective and criminal charge headfirst into the D.C. drug wars. Neither may make it out.

Le Deuxi me Sexe

Le Deuxi  me Sexe
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 746
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 0679724516
ISBN 13: 9780679724513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Le Deuxi me Sexe Book Review:

The classic manifesto of the liberated woman, this book explores every facet of a woman's life.

Girl Serpent Thorn

Girl  Serpent  Thorn
Author: Melissa Bashardoust
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-07-07
ISBN 10: 1250196159
ISBN 13: 9781250196156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Girl Serpent Thorn Book Review:

Girl, Serpent, Thorn is “an alluring feminist fairy tale” (Kirkus Reviews) about a girl cursed to be poisonous to the touch and who discovers what power might lie in such a curse. There was and there was not, as all stories begin, a princess cursed to be poisonous to the touch. But for Soraya, who has lived her life hidden away, apart from her family, safe only in her gardens, it’s not just a story. As the day of her twin brother’s wedding approaches, Soraya must decide if she’s willing to step outside of the shadows for the first time. Below in the dungeon is a demon who holds knowledge that she craves, the answer to her freedom. And above is a young man who isn’t afraid of her, whose eyes linger not with fear, but with an understanding of who she is beneath the poison. Soraya thought she knew her place in the world, but when her choices lead to consequences she never imagined, she begins to question who she is and who she is becoming...human or demon. Princess or monster.

The Girl Who Played with Fire

The Girl Who Played with Fire
Author: Stieg Larsson
Publsiher: Penguin Canada
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2010-01-05
ISBN 10: 014317729X
ISBN 13: 9780143177296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl Who Played with Fire Book Review:

The electrifying follow-up to the phenomenal best seller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The fierce heart of this novel is Lisbeth Salander: the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker who teamed up with crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. This time, Lisbeth is implicated in a murder: her fingerprints found on the weapon used to kill two journalists the night before their explosive story about sex trafficking in Sweden was set to be published. Now, while Blomkvist—alone in his belief in her innocence—plunges into his own investigation of the slayings, Lisbeth is drawn into a hunt in which she is the prey, and which compels her to revisit her dark past in an effort to settle with it once and for all.

The Girls I ve Been

The Girls I ve Been
Author: Tess Sharpe
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-01-26
ISBN 10: 0593353811
ISBN 13: 9780593353813
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girls I ve Been Book Review:

Soon to be a Netflix film starring Millie Bobbie Brown! In this feminist, suspenseful thriller the daughter of a con artist is taken hostage in a bank heist—and will need to tap into all her skills in order to survive. A BUSTLE, REFINERY29, COSMOPOLITAN, BUZZFEED and MARIE CLAIRE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK of 2021 Nora O'Malley's been a lot of girls. As the daughter of a con-artist who targets criminal men, she grew up as her mother's protégé. But when her mom fell for the mark instead of conning him, Nora pulled the ultimate con: escape. For five years Nora's been playing at normal. But she needs to dust off the skills she ditched because she has three problems: #1: Her ex walked in on her with her girlfriend. Even though they're all friends, Wes didn't know about her and Iris. #2: The morning after Wes finds them kissing, they all have to meet to deposit the fundraiser money they raised at the bank. It's a nightmare that goes from awkward to deadly, because: #3: Right after they enter the bank, two guys start robbing it. The bank robbers may be trouble, but Nora's something else entirely. They have no idea who they're really holding hostage . . .

The Girl and the Stars

The Girl and the Stars
Author: Mark Lawrence
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-04-21
ISBN 10: 1984806009
ISBN 13: 9781984806000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girl and the Stars Book Review:

A stunning new epic fantasy series following a young outcast who must fight with everything she has to survive, set in the same world as Red Sister. In the ice, east of the Black Rock, there is a hole into which broken children are thrown. Yaz’s people call it the Pit of the Missing and now it is drawing her in as she has always known it would. To resist the cold, to endure the months of night when even the air itself begins to freeze, requires a special breed. Variation is dangerous, difference is fatal. And Yaz is not the same. Yaz’s difference tears her from the only life she’s ever known, away from her family, from the boy she thought she would spend her days with, and has to carve out a new path for herself in a world whose existence she never suspected. A world full of difference and mystery and danger. Yaz learns that Abeth is older and stranger than she had ever imagined. She learns that her weaknesses are another kind of strength and that the cruel arithmetic of survival that has always governed her people can be challenged.

Second Chance Girl

Second Chance Girl
Author: Susan Mallery
Publsiher: HQN Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2017-09-26
ISBN 10: 1488081026
ISBN 13: 9781488081026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Second Chance Girl Book Review:

From the #1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Susan Mallery, read the second irresistible installment in the Happily Inc series! Mathias Mitchell’s easy smile hides a world of hurt. After the worst kind of family betrayal, he moves to Happily Inc., California—the wedding destination town supplies a steady stream of bridesmaids, perfect for his “no promises, no pain” lifestyle. Yet he can’t stop watching for his beautiful, elusive neighbor on the animal preserve behind their homes. Gamekeeper Carol Lund knows she’s not special enough to attract an alpha male like Mathias, so his offer to help her adopt a herd for her lonely giraffe is surprising—and his determined seduction, even more so. But just as she finally welcomes him into her bed, his careless actions crush her heart. Will she give him a second chance to prove she’ll always come first in his heart? Don’t miss You Say It First, the first book in the Happily Inc series.

The Quiet Girl

The Quiet Girl
Author: S. F. Kosa
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-08-11
ISBN 10: 1728215579
ISBN 13: 9781728215570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quiet Girl Book Review:

"Dueling narratives propel this stunning psychological suspense...Hitchcock fans won't want to miss this nuanced, multilayered novel."—Publishers Weekly A captivating tour de force untangling trauma, memory, and the justice we serve when everyone else has turned a blind eye. Good girls keep quiet. But quiet girls can't stay silent forever—and the consequences are sure to make some noise. When Alex arrives in Provincetown to patch things up with his new wife, Mina, he finds an empty wine glass in the sink, her wedding ring on the desk, and a string of questions in her wake. The police believe that Mina, a successful romance author, simply left, their marriage crumbling before it truly began. But what Alex finds in their empty cottage points him toward a different reality: Mina has always carried a secret. And now she's disappeared. In his hunt for the truth, Alex comes across Layla, a young woman with information to share, who may hold the key to everything his wife has kept hidden. A strange, quiet girl whose missing memories may break them all. To find his missing wife, Alex must face what Layla has forgotten. And the consequences are anything but quiet. In her debut thriller, S.F. Kosa presents a tightly-woven book sure to inspire questions about trauma, memory, and how well we ever know the people we love. "Prepare to be enthralled—The Quiet Girl will grab your emotions and then hang on with a death grip. Atmospheric and twisty enough to deliver whiplash, S.F Kosa writes with a keen eye for detail and surprise endings. A compelling narrative that hums with momentum long after the reader is done."—Maureen Joyce Connolly, author of Little Lovely Things

The Girls

The Girls
Author: Emma Cline
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-06-14
ISBN 10: 0812998618
ISBN 13: 9780812998610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Girls Book Review:

THE INSTANT BESTSELLER • An indelible portrait of girls, the women they become, and that moment in life when everything can go horribly wrong NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • NPR • The Guardian • Entertainment Weekly • San Francisco Chronicle • Financial Times • Esquire • Newsweek • Vogue • Glamour • People • The Huffington Post • Elle • Harper’s Bazaar • Time Out • BookPage • Publishers Weekly • Slate Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged—a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence. Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize • Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award • Shortlisted for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize • The New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice • Emma Cline—One of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists Praise for The Girls “Spellbinding . . . a seductive and arresting coming-of-age story.”—The New York Times Book Review “Extraordinary . . . Debut novels like this are rare, indeed.”—The Washington Post “Hypnotic.”—The Wall Street Journal “Gorgeous.”—Los Angeles Times “Savage.”—The Guardian “Astonishing.”—The Boston Globe “Superbly written.”—James Wood, The New Yorker “Intensely consuming.”—Richard Ford “A spectacular achievement.”—Lucy Atkins, The Times “Thrilling.”—Jennifer Egan “Compelling and startling.”—The Economist

Second Guess

Second Guess
Author: Robert J Crane
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2020-03-05
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798621943653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Second Guess Book Review:

Finally free of the Network's control, Sienna Nealon returns to her hometown of Minneapolis. But a long-awaited reunion with her friends doesn't last long, because a new threat is rising, one that may conclude with the world itself coming to an end.

City of Girls

City of Girls
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN 10: 0698408322
ISBN 13: 9780698408326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

City of Girls Book Review:

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! From the # 1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and The Signature of All Things, a delicious novel of glamour, sex, and adventure, about a young woman discovering that you don't have to be a good girl to be a good person. "A spellbinding novel about love, freedom, and finding your own happiness." - PopSugar "Intimate and richly sensual, razzle-dazzle with a hint of danger." -USA Today "Pairs well with a cocktail...or two." -TheSkimm "Life is both fleeting and dangerous, and there is no point in denying yourself pleasure, or being anything other than what you are." Beloved author Elizabeth Gilbert returns to fiction with a unique love story set in the New York City theater world during the 1940s. Told from the perspective of an older woman as she looks back on her youth with both pleasure and regret (but mostly pleasure), City of Girls explores themes of female sexuality and promiscuity, as well as the idiosyncrasies of true love. In 1940, nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris has just been kicked out of Vassar College, owing to her lackluster freshman-year performance. Her affluent parents send her to Manhattan to live with her Aunt Peg, who owns a flamboyant, crumbling midtown theater called the Lily Playhouse. There Vivian is introduced to an entire cosmos of unconventional and charismatic characters, from the fun-chasing showgirls to a sexy male actor, a grand-dame actress, a lady-killer writer, and no-nonsense stage manager. But when Vivian makes a personal mistake that results in professional scandal, it turns her new world upside down in ways that it will take her years to fully understand. Ultimately, though, it leads her to a new understanding of the kind of life she craves - and the kind of freedom it takes to pursue it. It will also lead to the love of her life, a love that stands out from all the rest. Now eighty-nine years old and telling her story at last, Vivian recalls how the events of those years altered the course of her life - and the gusto and autonomy with which she approached it. "At some point in a woman's life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time," she muses. "After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is." Written with a powerful wisdom about human desire and connection, City of Girls is a love story like no other.

Girl Woman Other

Girl  Woman  Other
Author: Bernardine Evaristo
Publsiher: Grove Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN 10: 0802156991
ISBN 13: 9780802156990
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Girl Woman Other Book Review:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE “A must-read about modern Britain and womanhood . . . An impressive, fierce novel about the lives of black British families, their struggles, pains, laughter, longings and loves . . . Her style is passionate, razor-sharp, brimming with energy and humor. There is never a single moment of dullness in this book and the pace does not allow you to turn away from its momentum.”—Booker Prize Judges Bernardine Evaristo is the winner of the 2019 Booker Prize and the first black woman to receive this highest literary honor in the English language. Girl, Woman, Other is a magnificent portrayal of the intersections of identity and a moving and hopeful story of an interconnected group of Black British women that paints a vivid portrait of the state of contemporary Britain and looks back to the legacy of Britain’s colonial history in Africa and the Caribbean. The twelve central characters of this multi-voiced novel lead vastly different lives: Amma is a newly acclaimed playwright whose work often explores her Black lesbian identity; her old friend Shirley is a teacher, jaded after decades of work in London’s funding-deprived schools; Carole, one of Shirley’s former students, is a successful investment banker; Carole’s mother Bummi works as a cleaner and worries about her daughter’s lack of rootedness despite her obvious achievements. From a nonbinary social media influencer to a 93-year-old woman living on a farm in Northern England, these unforgettable characters also intersect in shared aspects of their identities, from age to race to sexuality to class. Sparklingly witty and filled with emotion, centering voices we often see othered, and written in an innovative fast-moving form that borrows technique from poetry, Girl, Woman, Other is a polyphonic and richly textured social novel that shows a side of Britain we rarely see, one that reminds us of all that connects us to our neighbors, even in times when we are encouraged to be split apart.